Share, email, print, bookmark SOURCE reports.

[broadstreet zone=”53130″]

[broadstreet zone=”59946″]

1 There was a surge in COVID cases at Framingham High last week, with more than 50 cases in a week.

There were COVID cases reported on the Framingham High girls varsity basketball team, Framingham High boys varsity basketball team, and Framingham High wrestling team which postponed their season openers over the weekend.

2. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings:

  • Framingham Housing Authority at 2 p.m.
  • Dunning Elementary School Council at 4 p.m.
  • Framingham School Committee subcommittee on Climate Change, Environment & Sustainability
  • Framingham School Building Committee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Agricultural Committee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Board of License Commissioners at 7 p.m.
  • Metrowest Commission on the Status of Women at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Board of Library Trustees at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Community Preservation Committee at 7 p.m.

[broadstreet zone=”58610″]

3. According to the Mayor’s publicly posted schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today but she spoke at the Framingham Democratic Committee meeting last night.

4. State Rep. Maria Robinson resigned from her seat on the Framingham Democratic Committee last night. As a state representative she will remain as an ex officio member of the Committee.

With her resignation, there are now three member seats open on the FDC. There are three candidates Mayor Yvonne Spicer, School Committee member Priscila Sousa, and cable access talk show host Audrey Hall.

An election was scheduled for last night for two openings but now has been postponed until Sunday, January 9 to fill 3 openings.

5. National Guard celebrates its 381st birthday today.

On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts.

Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s General Court, the colony’s militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend the colony.

Today, the descendants of these first regiments – the 181st Infantry, the 182nd Infantry, the 101st Field Artillery, and the 101st Engineer Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard – share the distinction of being the oldest units in the U.S. military.

December 13, 1636, thus marks the beginning of the organized militia, and the birth of the National Guard’s oldest organized units is symbolic of the founding of all the state, territory, and District of Columbia militias that collectively make up today’s National Guard

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.